Palestinian sentenced to 25 years

Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades member convicted of launching rockets into Israel.

February 18, 2010 14:31
1 minute read.
Palestinian sentenced to  25 years

rocket launcher lebanon 248 ap. (photo credit: AP)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


The Beersheba Magistrate’s Court sentenced a member of the Aksa Martyrs Brigades to 25 years in prison for launching rockets into Israel. Additionally, the man was convicted of assisting two terrorists in executing a terrorist attack inside Israel that resulted in two IDF soldiers being wounded.  

According to the indictment, in June 2006, the guilty party recruited three people into the Aksa Martyrs Brigades in Gaza. The man was charged and convicted of asking other members of the organization to allow him to participate in firing rockets into Israel. In October 2006, the man made contact with an Aksa Martyrs Brigades member who proposed to the convicted party that he participate in a rocket launching into Israel. The man agreed.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

According to the indictment, the man arrived at the home of another Aksa Martyrs Brigades member, where he met with several other terrorists. The group proceeded to pull out three rockets that had been hidden in bags around the house, load up the rockets onto a vehicle, and drive to the water tower crossing near the Erez border terminal. From there, the terrorists fired rockets into Israel.

Additionally, the convicted man confessed that in June 2007, he arrived at the home of yet another Aksa Martyrs Brigades fighter, where the two men agreed to dispatch two terrorists to carry out a suicide bombing. The identity of these proposed attackers was not known to the convicted man.

A senior member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine joined in on this plot, and the PFLP member trained the terrorists to carry out their planned suicide bombing.

The plotters met on three separate occasions in July 2007. Yet, the suicide operation was never carried out. In August 2007, the guilty party helped carry out an attack against IDF soldiers at the Erez crossing.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town